Stephen Colbert’s Twitter Meme Holds Politician Accountable

Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) wants you to know that not everything he says on the Senate floor is the truth, or even close to it. During the budget battle that put Planned Parenthood on the chopping block, Kyl claim that abortions are “well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does.” Turns out, the real number in three percent.

… But that’s now news. What’s news is that Stephen Colbert, leading an army of over 2 million Twitter followers, has begun tweeting embarrassing “facts” about the senator and, like Kyl, claim that they are “#NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement.”

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